Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

Top Stories: Things that made news in the cricket world today

Here are the top cricket headlines of the day.

India captain Virat Kohli chats to media during the Press Conference
India captain Virat Kohli chats to media during the Press Conference. (Photo by Charlie Crowhurst-IDI/IDI via Getty Images)

England have got a good all-round team, feels Mike Hussey 

  • ICC Champions Trophy 2017 is knocking at the door, with less than a week for the elite tournament to begin. Before the ‘mini World Cup’ commences, many former cricketers are picking their favourites to win the tournament. Former Australian batsman Mike Hussey has selected his favourites.
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Hashim Amla picks England as home favorites for the Champions Trophy

  • The Proteas have been in England for over a week now coming to play the three Royal London ODI series against England en route to the Champions Trophy next month.
  • They lost the first ODI by 72 runs chasing an England ground record of 339 in their allotted 50 overs and wrapping up the South Africans with five overs to spare.
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Jhulan Goswami all set to get a cricket ball named after her

  • The good times for Indian Women’s team pacer  Jhulan Goswami continue as she is all set to have a cricket ball named after her. Recently, Goswami became the highest wicket-taker in ODIs for women.
  • To commemorate her achievement, B. Dasgupta, in accordance with SS Sports have made a ball made with her name on it.
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I love traveling away and playing in other countries, says Virat Kohli

  • The Indian team has arrived in England for their title defense of the ICC Champions Trophy. Skipper Virat Kohli addressed the media after having reached London. He looked very comfortable with the way things have been shaping up for the team.
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ICC wants to make sure that no corrupt practices take place during Champions Trophy

  • Chief of ICC’s Anti-Corruption Unit (ACU) Sir Ronnie Flanagan on Thursday made it sure that there are “no specific intelligence” on ideas to corrupt the Champions Trophy but ICC cannot afford to overlook any casualties after all that came to the fore in the second edition of the Pakistan Super League.
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Winning against Pakistan is special, says Irfan Pathan

  • India all-rounder Irfan Pathan shared a few words regarding India’s prospects of defending the ICC Champions Trophy which begins on June 1 in the UK. India will kick-off their campaign with a clash against arch-rivals Pakistan on June 4.
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England to play three tour games ahead of first Ashes Test

  • England are scheduled to play three tour games before they begin their Ashes campaign against Australia down under. Perth, Adelaide and Townsville have been selected as the three venues for the tour games, Cricket Australia said on Thursday.
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A sneak-peek into the hospitality during the IPL

  • The IPL is one of the biggest tournaments going around in the world. The standard of cricket has only risen over the last 10 seasons with players coming up with something new and innovative every year.
  • In the iconic 10th edition of the tournament which concluded last Sunday, Mumbai Indians won their third title when they beat RPS in the finals in Hyderabad.
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Cricketers have various different diets to meet the demands of the IPL

  • Cricketers put in a lot of effort to keep themselves fit by following a strict diet during the course of a lengthy tournament like the IPL. They work hard at the gym day-in and day-out and it is only prudent to treat their bodies with the right food which is rich in nutrition and high in protein.
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Need to be prepared and play with freedom: Kane Williamson

  • New Zealand started their preparation for the Champions Trophy on a high as they clinched the Tri-series held in Ireland with Bangladesh as the third team.
  • They played some aggressive cricket to win all but one game – they lost against Bangladesh in the final league game on Wednesday – and have a good morale going into the eight-nation tournament.
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Ramakanth Achrekar gets all emotional during Sachin: A Billion Dreams Premiere

  • It was an emotional night for everyone at the premier of the movie- Sachin: A Billion Dreams and more so for the Master Blaster’s first coach. Ramakant Achrekar, Sachin’s childhood coach, watched the special screening of his ward’s biopic on Wednesday walloping him in emotions.
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We have a team that can win all the seven matches – Moeen Ali

  • England and South Africa are battling it out in a three-match ODI series. The first of them was played at Headingley yesterday. England toppled the mighty South African side with a thumping 72 run victory. Moeen Ali, who played his part well in the first game with an impressive 77 run knock.
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Sachin’s Super fan Sudhir Kumar talks about his biopic

  • If there was ever one fan, who we have witnessed in all the series that India has played, that fan has to be Sudhir Kumar. The craziest Indian cricket team fan and probably of the highest order Sachin fan has been there constantly cheering for Sachin, throughout his career and still goes on to cheer Team India.
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Hardik Pandya owes his recent success to Rahul Dravid

  • Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya has really come of ages in the recent time. The young hard-hitting batsman found his way into the national side and has been consolidating on his claim ever since. Initially, he was seen as one of the bowlers who would fill in the quota of overs if some bowler has an odd day at the office.
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Afghanistan’s Shpageeza Cricket League’s Auction done and dusted

  • The Afghanistan Cricket Board (ACB) is all geared up to host their IPL-style T20 league called Shpageeza Cricket League. The auctions for the Cricketing league was conducted yesterday involving International cricketers from Bangladesh, New Zealand, Pakistan and Zimbabwe.
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Proud to have Kohli as RCB captain, says Yuzvendra Chahal

  • The Royal Challengers Bangalore had a very disappointing season in the Indian Premier League this year. They came into the tournament as the favorites this year but ended up in the ultimate spot in the points table. They had some really promising young talents this season and were expected to call the shots.
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Ricky Ponting wants this legendary batsman to be the next coach of the Indian cricket team

  • The Indian cricket has improved vastly in the recent years. The coaching has been one of the main reasons for it. India have tried out various coaches in the past. Some were successful some were not while the tenure of some of the coaches was more controversial than any other.
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England boosted ahead of 2nd ODI as Ben Stokes joins squad for training

  • England all-rounder Ben Stokes will take part in the entire training session at the Ageas Bowl on Friday with the national team.
  • Following his performance during the training session, a decision will be taken on whether he will be cleared to play the second ODI against South Africa.
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Bishan Singh Bedi fumes over BCCI’s decision to invite applications for head coach

  • Former India cricketer Bishan Singh Bedi slammed the BCCI for its untimely invitation of applications for a new head coach of the Indian cricket team. Defending champions India landed in the United Kingdom on Thursday to participate in the upcoming Champions Trophy.
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Virat Kohli most loved among the 120 million Instagram engagements in IPL10

  • According to recent analytics data that has been released, as many as 120 million people were engaged in Instagram during the tenth edition of the IPL.
  • There have been as many as 500 million interactions according to cumulative reports. Virat Kohli came out to be the most talked about player in the tournament.
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A private tape of Sanath Jayasuriya and former girlfriend leaked

  • Former Sri Lankan captain and legendary batsman Sanath Jayasuriya is better known for his prowess in the game. But he is accused of releasing a ‘revenge porn’ tape.
  • In the tape, he is caught in the act with one of his ex-partners. The issue is going to be with the National Center for Cyber Security Sri Lanka, Colombo.
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BCCI official says Virat Kohli didn’t ask for hike, it was fabricated by Anil Kumble

  • Indian cricket team coach Anil Kumble and skipper Virat Kohli are of different opinions when it comes to the proposed pay hike for centrally contracted players.
  • While Kumble has been asking for a raise in pay for himself, and as well as the other team members, news has it that Virat has not asked for any hike in pay.
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Sachin belabors Greg Chappell’s decisions in his film ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’

  • ‘Sachin: A Billion Dreams’ the biopic focuses on master blaster Sachin Tendulkar’s life and times. It takes the audience down the memory lane and helps them recall the wonderful memories and joys they have cherished over the years for which the credit goes to Sachin.
  • Most details of the master’s life are shown in the film, starting from his childhood to his retirement.
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How Sachin Tendulkar facilitated his most ardent fan’s travel to England to support India in CT

  • Sachin Tendulkar might no longer be a member of the Indian cricket team, but that doesn’t stop his most ardent fan to show up at every India game. As Team India gear up for the ICC Champions Trophy in the United Kingdom, they will be cheered on from the stands by Tendulkar’s no.1 fan.
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MS Dhoni always tries to be ahead of the game, says Bhuvneshwar Kumar

  • Bhuvneshwar Kumar is coming out of a brilliant campaign in the tenth edition of Indian Premier League. He won the Purple Cap for the second time in a row. With this, he became the 2nd bowler in the history of IPL to win two Purple Caps, first being the Caribbean superstar Dwayne Bravo.
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Bangladesh Premier League all set to expand for fifth season

  • The Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is all set to undergo some expansions for its upcoming season starting later this year. Unlike most other tournaments in the country, the Bangladesh Cricket Board has clearly laid out plans for the fifth edition of the tournament well in advance.
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Local players earn big bucks in Afghanistan’s Shpageeza Cricket League

  • Sunrisers Hyderabad surprised everyone when they bought the Afghan sensation Rashid Khan for Rs. 4 crores in the Indian Premier League (IPL) auction earlier this year. But that was not the end of money-making for the Afghan cricketers, as Afghanistan launched their own franchise based cricket league.
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Mahela Jayawardene appointed coach of the Khulna Titans for two BPL seasons

  • After his success with the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League where the team lifted their third title in the 2017 edition of the tournament under the new coach Mahela Jayawardene.
  • Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) team Khulna Titans have now decided to rope in the former Sri Lankan captain as the coach for the coming two seasons of the BPL.
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Rajasthan Royals chairman Badale promises an interesting return for the franchise

  • The fan-favourite franchise Rajasthan Royals is all set to return back to the Indian Premier Leauge in 2018 after being suspended from the tournament for two years alongside IPL franchise Chennai Super Kings.
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Mumbai Cricket Association appoints Ajit Agarkar as Chief Selector

  • Former Indian cricketer Ajit Agarkar has been appointed as the chief selector of the Mumbai Cricket Association (MCA). He was handed the duty on Friday as the MCA believed he was the most suited man for the job. Agarkar has played First Class cricket for Mumbai for almost 17 years.
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Najam Sethi to take over as the PCB chief as Shaharyar Khan decides to leave

  • Najam Sethi was in charge of the Pakistan Super League (PSL) and did his job extremely well. Even amidst all the controversies and issues Pakistan faced, the chief of the PSL managed to carry out the PSL final in Pakistan successfully. More than that he brought International cricket to Pakistan.
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CT 2017: India is not our only opponent in the tournament, says Sarfraz Ahmed

  • Pakistan skipper Sarfraz Ahmed is eager to get on the drawing board for the upcoming edition of the Champions Trophy. The Pakistani team has never won the tournament before and hence the skipper feels this could be their turn to lift the silverware.
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Virat Kohli thinks that England is the side to beat in Champions Trophy

  • Virat Kohli will be leading India for the first time in a major ICC event. He will also be looking to get his lost form back in England where he struggled in 2014. The Indian team has a lot at stake since they are the defending champions and have won a lot of matches at home in recent times.
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BCCI concerned over the security of Team India in England

  • The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has raised questions over the security of the India cricket team after the attacks at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester. The Indian team has traveled to England for the Champions Trophy and BCCI is concerned about their team.
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Ben Stokes fit to play in the 2nd ODI of the South Africa series

  • England are currently playing a three-match series against South Africa and are one match down already after registering a 72-run win. With this win, England have now nailed their last seven limited-overs games, but they still need to maintain the form that they are in for the all-important Champions Trophy.
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Dean Jones backing Australia to lift the Champions Trophy

  • The ICC Champions Trophy will commence within a week when hosts England will take on Bangladesh in the tournament curtain-raiser at Kennington Oval in London on June 1. Both teams are placed in Group A alongside Australia and New Zealand.
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Sachin: A Billion Dreams not so insightful say some newspapers

  • Sachin: A Billion Dreams hit the screens today and it has been greeted by the fans with utmost love. All the diehard Sachin Tendulkar fans which is most of India showed their love for the master blaster by turning in numbers in cinema halls.
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